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Old City of Jerusalem is spread over an area of 0.35 square metres. The area is walled from all the sides and is situated in the main city only. There is uneven division of quarters in the Old City. The quarters are named as Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter, Muslim Quarter and American Quarter. The largest and the most populated quarter of all is the Muslim Quarter. The Jaffa Gate of the Old City is a sight to see.
Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, also known as the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens is situated in Malha,near Jerusalem. A number of wildlife species are inhabited in the zoo along with the breeding programs of a number of endangered species. Some of its animal exhibits include rabbits, goats, pygmy, sheeps and guinea pigs. There are also other animals which are kept in the most likely natural habitat are giraffes, bisons, rhinoceros, elephants and hippopotamus. Almost 271 types of species with 2,200 animals are present in the zoo. There are 28 species of reptiles, 104 species of birds, 60 species of fishes, 68 species of mammals and many more.
Mount of Olives also called as the Mount Olivet as located near the Old City of Jerusalem on the east as a mountain ridge. The mountain has been used as a cemetery for Jewish people and houses almost 150,000 graves which range back to 3,000 years. The mount is said to be linked with Jesus Christ and Mother Mary due to many religious explanations. Thus, the mount is also a place of worship for Christians.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre is also referred to as the Church of the Anastasis and the Church of the Resurrection. Inside the church proper, you can witness the last four Stations of the Via Dolorosa, presenting the final episodes of Jesus' Passion.It is a major destination of pilgrimage for Christian. The church has a courtyard, a few small structures, a few broken columns, the Chapel of St. John, the Chapel of St. Michael and the Monastery of St. Abraham. A bell tower is also located in the church towards the left from the facade.
Dome of the Rock is situated in Jerusalem's Old City and is an Islamic shrine on the Temple Mount. It has been recognized as the site of the World Heritage by the UNESCO. The architecture of the shrine is a fine example of the Islamic architecture and has inspired the architecture of a number of buildings worldwide. The building is different from other Islamic buildings due to its lack of minarets.
Mount Zion is located right outside the Jerusalem's Old City walls and is a hill with its name as Zion which is a sign for Jerusalem. A large amount of scrap of rock and ancient stones were discovered from the Mount Zion which held archaeological importance.
Located in the the Middle East on a plateau which lies between the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It is among the oldest cities of the world, houses the people of 3 main Abrahamic religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Jerusalem has been devastated twice, besieged 23 times, is attacked 52 times, and captured and then recaptured 44 times. The National Library and Biblical zoo are the two major attractions of the city. In 2017, the city was officially recognized as the Capital of Isarel. Some of the major sports played here are football, marathon, basketball and many more. The Jerusalem March of the city is a non-competitive sport and holds much importance world wide. Marseille in France is a partner city of Jerusalem.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets can be booked easily for all the places as well as the city on this website and payment can be made online as well. The online payment and booking will save your time and also make it easier to book tickets and procure them.
How To Get Around?
You can rent a car for the entire trip. Tour buses are also available. You can also take a public taxi or a bus. Small distances can be covered on foot as the roads are very well constructed and maintained.
What Should I Wear?
Light fabric clothes such as t-shirts or tops paired with cotton palazzos or cargos are good to go. Layering might be necessary if travelling during winters.
Best Time to Visit
September and November as well as March and April are the best months to go as the weather is pleasant and enjoyable. Sight Seeing is also easier.
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Will I Need a Guide?
The website will guide you about everything. A guide is not needed.
How To Get There?
If you land on the Tel Aviv airport, then from here you can take a flight to the Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport which is at about 36 miles from the city of Jerusalem and takes about an hour to reach the main city.
Keep all your cash and your travel documents safely. In large crowds, beware of pickpockets. In case of a problem or harm, report to the local authorities immediately.